Reality TV star and former Olympian Caitlyn Jenner penned an op-ed for The Washington Post in which she renounced her endorsement and support for President Donald Trump.
“Sadly, I was wrong,” Jenner wrote in the mea culpa, which was published Thursday afternoon. “The reality is that the trans community is being relentlessly attacked by this president.”
Jenner had been a rare transgender supporter of the president and the Republican Party, and her politics earned her the ire of many LGBTQ advocates, who widely view the president’s policies as harmful.
Jenner also explicitly renounced her efforts to work from within the GOP, calling it a mistake.
“My hope in him — in them — was misplaced, and I cannot support anyone who is working against our community,” Jenner wrote. “He has made trans people into political pawns as he whips up animus against us in an attempt to energize the most right-wing segment of his party.”
Jenner has long faced criticism for her embrace of the president and other conservative Republicans, like Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas. In 2016, Jenner said she liked Cruz and would like to serve as his “trans ambassador” if he were elected president.
She also traveled to Cleveland in 2016 during the Republican National Convention, where she attended a GOP event and said: “It was easy to come out as trans. It was hard to come out as Republican.”